RVGS volunteers have photographed and indexed the marriage record books housed in the Jackson County, Oregon courthouse. Below is our index to Marriage Book #1 for 1853-1879. It is in alphabetic order by the bride's name. Marriage Book #1 includes handwritten marriage certificates issued by ministers or Justices of the Peace between October 26, 1853 and 1862. The remainder of the book comprises parent/guardian consents or affidavits confirming marriageable age from 1863 to 1879 with the actual certificates for this latter range given in Marriage Book #2. Marriage Book #2 uses preprinted forms completed by the county clerk. If you find a name of interest in Marriage Book #1, be sure to check Marriage Book #2 as well to insure that you have located the actual certificate as you may have only located the consent or affidavit.
If you would like to receive a copy of the consent/affidavit and certificate, follow the link below to display the request form. Complete and print the form, then mail it to us along with a stamped, self-addressed envelope and a check for $10 payable to the Rogue Valley Genealogy Society. If the consent/affidavit and certificate are split between Book #1 and Book #2, be sure to include both volume/page references in your request.
Postal Request Form
For faster turnaround, use the form below to make a secure online payment using your major credit card. The form also requests the specific information needed to fulfill your request (e.g., name, volume, page). When you complete the transaction, your request will be emailed to our librarian, who will make a copy of the requested information and email it to you as an attachment. It will be sent as a .jpg (picture) file. When you receive this .jpg file, click on it and it will be loaded into your picture viewer from which you can print a hard copy.